Can you believe that in just 24 months your baby has grown to be a walking, talking,thinking toddler? One minute she touches your heart with her smile and big hug. The next she drives you crazy as she says “No!” Again.
Like your toddler, you may find yourself swinging between feeling competent and “in control” to wanting someone to give you a hug and tell you what to do.
But hang in there. Enjoy her new discoveries, her growing skills and blossoming language and personality. And when you can’t, remember: what she wants and needs most is your love, attention and patience. Your terrific two-year-old needs you to be on her team—and to nurture, protect, guide, communicate, and support her curiosity and learning as she tries to figure out how she will fit into this world.
If you have questions about your child’s development check with your child’s health care provider or call the NYS Growing Up Healthy to find your local Early Intervention Program.
ENGLISH AND SPANISH
Keep in mind that no two children are exactly alike. Every child grows and learns at his own pace. Your child may be ahead in some areas and behind in others; in general, this is normal. But sometimes children and families face special challenges and need extra help. Early help does make a difference! If you have questions about your child’s development check with your child’s health care provider or call the NYS Growing Up Healthy to find your local Early Intervention Program. 1-800-522-5006 for English, Spanish and Other Languages; or Call 1-800-655-1789 for TTY Access